Thomas Keneally

A Quote by Thomas Keneally on music and peace

"Once the official recital had finished, the brothers were taken down the hill to where the peasants and the soldiers of the escort had been gathered. If there was to be some crude racial demonstration, it would take place here. But again, once the brothers had climbed onto a wagon and looked the crowd in the eye, Henry knew they would be safe. The pride of the peasants, partly a national thing--the Rosners being for the night a credit to Polish culture--all that protected them. It was so like old times that Henry found himself smiling down at Olek and Mance, playing to her, capable of ignoring the rest. It did seem for those seconds that the earth had at last been pacified by music."

Thomas Keneally

Source: Schindler's List, Pages: 77

Contributed by: Becca

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